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Juba instigates demonstrations to maintain South Sudan’s 32 states: SPLM-IO

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January 13, 2019 (JUBA) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) has accused the South Sudanese government of inciting demonstrations to keep the current 32 states in a clear breach of the revitalized peace agreement

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Manawa Peter Gatkuoth

Manawa Peter Gatkuoth SPLM-IO Deputy Chairperson of the National Committee for Information and Public Relations claimed that the government plans demonstrations to be staged by its employees to protest against any decision aimed at abolishing the 32 states.

"We consider this move as a clear undermining of the revitalized peace agreement and a confirmation of the statements of the presidential press secretary in which he said that Salva Kiir would not back down from 32 states," Manawa said in statements to Sudan Tribune on Monday.

He further underlined that these states have been established by an administrative decision in clear violation to the constitution and without a popular referendum or even after consultations with the political forces that signed the peace agreement.

"The SPLM-IO considers this move as a desperate attempt to circumvent the decision of the Independent Boundaries Commission, which indicated that the majority supports returning to the 10 states because it faces a problem in the demarcation of borders between these states and districts".

Several South Sudanese officials voiced their support to maintain the 32 states jeopardize jeopardizing the whole peace process.

Cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomuro last December told an IGAD consultative meeting said the 32-state system is working well adding that disrupting it would lead to a "disaster in the country".

Manawa said that the government would not authorize those who are against the 32 states to take to the street.

He also pointed out to the millions of IPDs and refugees saying they would not return to their areas of origin before to settle this issue of state boundaries and the formation of a new army to replace instead of "security services that committed ethnic cleansing from 2013 to 2016.

During the meetings of the boundaries commission, the SPLM-IO was among those who supported the 10 states.

Manawa said the with the old territorial administrative system at list the there was no problem on the level of tribal boundaries.

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  • 14 January 2020 09:45, by South South

    32 states in South Sudan are good to stay. 10 states were created by NCP but they stayed after CPA.

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    • 14 January 2020 10:23, by Malakal county Simon

      South South/Slave

      Is not about who create what? We just want a reasonable States and its clear boundaries without causing any bloodshed amongs our tribes, do you understands?

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      • 14 January 2020 12:02, by South South

        Malakal county Simon/Nyantit,

        32 state are remaining as they are, I will give you free Nyantit, free hotel room, free food. I think that will make my case.

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        • 15 January 2020 12:58, by jubaone

          Dr Riek and IO have no clear plans on federalism and 10 states. Now many states even without finances and budgets are going ahead with their own development plans. Equatoria states are going ahead with 32 states and any reversal will be met with stiff resistance. Dr Riek risks losing that Equatorian votes. We are for 32 or 64 states. Who wants to be governed by someone else?

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          • 15 January 2020 16:18, by South South

            jubaone,

            Kurkoo, I agree with you about this issue of the number of states in South Sudan. Kurkoo!!!!!!

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            • 15 January 2020 18:34, by jubaone

              South South
              Jienge kaffir, "kurkoo, kurkoo" that is the sound of an elated and fascinated baboon especially if it has a banana 🍌 or seen it’s shithole in a mirror. My opinion on 32 will never change my position on jienges. They remain enemies who must by any means be expelled from our beloved Equatoria. Jienge scoundrels have nothing in Equatoria, they have their shithole jiengelands.

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    • 14 January 2020 17:21, by lino

      South South, 32 States creation is un constitutional as all political forces for South Sudan who wrote it were not consulted and no referendum was carried out to overwrite the constitution!!!
      South Sudan Transitional Constitution of 2011 will stand the Laws of the Land!!!

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  • 14 January 2020 10:25, by Mayendit

    Mr. Mañana Peter Gatkuoth.
    Please shut up your mouth. These 32 States plus Abyei region will never be dissolve whatsoever. Was its the reason for taking arms?. There is no way around to return to 10 States because the president has an executive power to proposed and power to veto. 10 States were created by the former president Omar al Bashir so what’s wrong if president Kiir Mayardit added more S

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    • 14 January 2020 10:51, by Games

      We will absolutely go back to 10 or other States rather than 32 states. 32 states we created outside of country constitutions and that were the reasons many people across the country calling them 32 Salva Kiir states.

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    • 14 January 2020 14:58, by South South

      Riek arrived to Juba with big black eye glasses, why? Cancer? Who knows.

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  • 14 January 2020 10:54, by Games

    We better finished ourselves and completely destroying this country instead of leaving it for Salva Kiir to grabbing another ethnic groups lands to his owns tribe

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